I've been getting tattoo removal treatments for a year and 2 months now. Trust me, I was naive and thought oh maybe my tattoo will be removed after 3 or so treatments. Wrong! This has been a long, and extremely painful process. if I knew how long of a process this would be i don't know if I would have gone through with it in the first place.
But my tattoo has definitely faded. After 13 treatments I would say my tattoo is about 65 percent gone. it also was a cover up tattoo, so technically I am getting layers of ink removed. My tattoo is 10/ 6 years old. in places where the tattoo is gone, it is white and I am concerned that once all of the ink is removed it will just look like a ghost tattoo. I do use the numbing cream 2 hours prior to my appointment and think it helps a lot!the best way to describe the pain is it feels like bacon grease, and a rubber band snapping you at the same time. Nice right?
The good news is, once the treatment is done and you can see some fading a couple weeks later it feels like an accomplishment. I feel tough, and feel like this experience has brought me patience. I'm going to stick with it because I'm already so far invested. Good luck to all of you considering, and to those of you who only had to get a few treatments consider yourself very lucky!